Of the 22 players on the football field and of the 60-plus gathered around, no one had been in this position more than Philip Rivers.
Under center, helmet, jersey and shorts on, Rivers was on the field Tuesday, preparing, once again, to lead the Chargers. He’s been in the meeting rooms, on the field in individual drills and in the weight room. He’s been doing everything to get ready for a season that doesn’t begin for months.
And, he’s doing it for the 14th straight year.
A lesson from former Chargers offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, though, has helped Rivers not just get through the grind of offseason workouts, it’s helped him actually enjoy it.
San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) hands the ball off to running back Ryan Mathews (24) during the first quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Qualcomm Stadium.